DesktopMonitor

Developer: Buick Wong

Current Version: 1.3

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 944.7 KB - Download

Description:

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This App is in order to monitor Intel Mac's fans speed, CPU/GPU temperature, CPU Usage, Memory Usage and shows the result on the top of your desktop. It can show the temperature in both Celsius and Fahrenheit.

*Note: If you installed last version of Desktop Monitor on your Mac, please resize the message window after the update. It will bring you more message (CPU/Memory Usage) to you. Enjoy :)

*Note: The GPU temperature is not supported on some Macs. For example, The MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Macmini with Integrated Graphics card as Intel HD 3000, nVida 9400m etc. (For Intel HD 3000, it is integrated in the CPU, for nVidia 9400m, it is integrated in the North bridge.)

*Please note that, If you change your system's Font via third-party apps, the result MAY not be well-aligned.

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Release Notes:

1, Automatically CPU Temperature Alert when CPU temperature exceeds threshold value.
2, Automatically / Manually wasted memory free up. Just one Click on Manual Free Button to free up wasted memory. Or you can set a threshold value for free-able memory. DesktopMonitor can automatically free up the wasted memory when it exceeds the threshold.

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.3
Review by TheRune

Great system monitoring app - Well worth the price, lets you see important system information in real time and lets you control how it looks. I didn't see an option for it, but it would be nice to be able to add/remove unwanted sensors and also a button to hide/show DesktopMonitor. Excellent app!

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
1/5
Version 1.1
Review by Le Bateleur

Innaccurate Readings - The CPU monitor gives completely bogus readings on my computer--always in increments of exactly 25%. E.G. User: 0%, System 50%, Idle 50%, etc. Comparing to "top - o cpu" the values displayed by DesktopMonitor are obviously way off. Maybe it's doing some heavy rounding, but rounding to the nearest 25%, if that's what it's doing, can hardly be expected to give a precise reading. Since the entire purpose of this app is to monitor such stats, doing so innaccurately makes it next to worthless in my estimation.

Found helpful by 7 out of 8 people

More Reviews for Current Version

4/5
Version 1.3
Review by readyforamess

Pretty good, could use some additional options. - I like this app a lot, and the price was right, so I don't want to complain about it at all. If I had to make a suggestion, however, I would like just a few more customization options a a couple previous reviewers have mentioned. Adding/removing sensors would be sweet. Also, the ability to move the fields into a different order would be nice. Overall, however, the display is fairly customizable… it just takes some playing around. I'll come back and add a star if/when this app is updated with one or more of these suggestions.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
2/5
Version 1.3
Review by h00ligan

could be good, but.. buggy - "Desktop monitor has no icon" - so launch it from the app folder…. icon won't go away. use growl to be notified if your cpu temp goes above xx…. threshhold set to 95, monitor and alternate tools show 75, notification fires off. doesn't respect placement… overall it's handy info. but very unrefined. dev needs to step it up big time… for now, skip it. geektool takes more work, but is more powerful, and free.

Found helpful by 3 out of 5 people
5/5
Version 1.3
Review by TheRune

Great system monitoring app - Well worth the price, lets you see important system information in real time and lets you control how it looks. I didn't see an option for it, but it would be nice to be able to add/remove unwanted sensors and also a button to hide/show DesktopMonitor. Excellent app!

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
3/5
Version 1.3
Review by Homer1954

Didn't like the All-or-Nothing approach to HW monitoring - While I tend to love the author's approach of putting information right on the desktop in a windowless fashion, I didn't like NOT being able to decide what to monitor. Within hours of buying this, I ended up purchasing one that costs more than twice as much, making this a true case of false economy, although I will bet the author continues to "enhance" this product, proving, at least, sometimes, more is less and vice versa!

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
4/5
Version 1.3
Review by Srk1221

Good App, Could Use Improvements - Great app, very useful and fun to have on your desktop. I would recommend this app to whomever wishes to be able to monitor their Mac's vital statistics. The only thing that I would recommend to the developer would be to remove the icon from the dock.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
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